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Ink Plum: The Making of a Chinese Scholar-Painting Genre

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Ink plum (momei) has been one of the most admired and widely-practiced genres of ink painting in China, Japan and Korea throughout the last six hundred years. In this study, the first full account of momei, Maggie Bickford provides a comprehensive account of genre-formtion in Chinese painting. Ink Plum: The Making of a Chinese Scholar Painting Genre examines critically the ...more
Hardcover, 366 pages
Published October 13th 1996 by Cambridge University Press
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Dec 13, 2009 Aloysius rated it really liked it
Shelves: asianism, pictures
Wow ! ... Bickford's tome on ink plum painting is necessarily a very specialized read, but it pretty much has the market cornered in its field. Really for scholars and students of Chinese art - a general readership might find her "Bones of Jade, Soul of Ice" catalogue a more concise introduction. "Ink Plum" is a thorough look at the history, aesthetics, and critical discourse of momei images: from its beginnings in the pre-Song era, to its popularization in the Northern and Southern Song ...more
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